Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Two Limericks for the price of One!

Bow
Bow
I have somewhat neglected this blog recently - in part because of some problems with my asthma - but I still have had fun writing limericks for an online competition.  My latest entry (slightly modified here to remove an explicit reference to the competition organizer) is given below. 

It  takes the form of two different limericks which - in writing - are identical apart from the last two syllables. In order to be able to read it you need to look at the end of the final line to get the right pronunciation for the ends of lines 1 through 4, noting that the limerick only makes sense if lines 3 and 4 do not rhyme with lines 1, 2 and 5.

The example's first line ends in "bow"
And the poet had rhymed it with "row"
'Cause if he rhymed "row"
Or misused the word "sow"
The judge would reject it and how.
The example's first line ends in "bow"
And the poet had rhymed it with "row"
'Cause if he rhymed "row"
Or misused the word "sow"
The judge would reject it also.

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